I recently discovered a community of bloggers, organized by Katy at Modly Chic, that dedicate a post every Friday to a series of questions. So far the questions have covered a wide range of issues that all women face – but this week’s is nice and light, and a good place to start.
1. What new fashion trend are you looking forward to sporting this fall?
Trends are always cyclical, and there are a few things that are guaranteed to show up season after season. For instance, I know in the spring I’m choosing between florals and whimsy, and in the fall I’ll enjoy darker tones, luxe knits and wovens and boots, boots, boots! A trend that I am excited about for this fall is the military trend that’s been popping up for a little ago. I am not interested in the Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club/Michael Jackson/Balmain style military – I want utilitarian, a little slouchy, but slim cut so I’m not drowning military jacket.
2. Which item in your closet is most likely to be your go-to transition piece?
Scarves! If I wouldn’t look crazy in 90 degree weather, I would wear scarves all year long. My wardrobe trends towards a muted palette and a scarf is an instant source for color, sparkle or flair. Plus, it’s an easy and often inexpensive item that can completely change the look of an outfit.
3. What item from last year are you looking forward to reinventing this fall?
Boots. For a few years when the weather has turned I live in a flat boot that is sort of the love child of a motorcycle boot and a riding boot. The shape is lean enough so that it’s not overly bulky, but tough enough that I wear it with dresses and skirts for an instant edge.
4. What is your favorite part about this time of the year?
There is so much to love about fall, in no particular order, here is my list: Football season, leaves, apples and honey, apple pie, hot chocolate, tail gates, apple cider, Halloween, my anniversary (my husband and I met on Halloween), Thanksgiving, my birthday, family, friends, sweaters, fireplaces, color, cinnamon, escaping to Florida to beat the chill.
5. Will you be attending any fashion events this fall?
In my former job as a creative director for a fashion e-retailer I went to the trade shows every fall. It is a flurry of fashion and a lot of fun, but for now I’ll keep up with the runway reports online and in the magazines.